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MSI becomes the largest gaming notebook vendor worldwide, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 22, 15:27

Micro-Star International (MSI) has become the largest gaming notebook player worldwide with a market share of 19%, surpassing Asustek's 15%, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.

Wistron slightly reduces 2015 dividend

Stockwatch - Jul 22, 15:19

Wistron on July 21 decided to reduce its dividend per share for 2015 from NT$1.20 (US$0.04) in cash and NT$0.03 in stock to NT$1.1965 and NT$0.02991 respectively, according to the company.

Worldwide smartwatch market experiences first decline as shipments fall 32% in 2Q16, says IDC

Jul 22, 12:38

For the first time, the worldwide smartwatch market saw an on-year decline of 32%, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Smartwatch vendors shipped 3.5 million units in the second quarter of 2016, which was down substantially from the 5.1 million shipped...

Foxconn-incubated Ceewa launches sports drone

Jul 22, 12:03

Ceewa Intelligent Drones Technology based in Nanjing, eastern China, a start-up cultivated by an incubation center jointly established by Foxconn Electronics and China's Alibaba Group, has launched its first sports drone. Foxconn helped in product development and production. Ceewa is developing a second-generation...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to drop 0.7% in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 21, 21:12

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.7% to US$64.3 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 2% decline in Gartner's previous quarterly forecast.

Spreadtrum LTE chipset adopted for Samsung Galaxy Tab A7.0

Jul 21, 21:06

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core LTE mobile chipset, the SC9830i, has been adopted by Samsung Electronics for the vendor's Galaxy Tab A7.0-series tablets.

Asustek to elect new directors and supervisors

Jul 21, 15:56

Asustek Computer will host an investors conference on July 28 and elect new directors and supervisors. The company's CSO Ted Hsu, who left Pegatron Technology and joined Asustek in April, is expected to become a nominee, while vice president of Asustek's Open Platform Business Jackie Hsu is also expected...

HTC to partner with HP and launch Vive branded PCs

Jul 21, 15:53

High Tech Computer (HTC), in addition to strengthening its software-hardware integration and retail channel expansion, is reportedly planning to release HTC Vive-branded PCs bundled with its HTC Vive to provide consumers virtual reality (VR) solutions at a friendlier price level. HTC will acquire PCs...

Asustek to raise UK PC prices by 9% in October

Jul 21, 12:22

With the depreciation of the British pound because of the Brexit vote, Asustek has decided to raise prices in the UK by 9% in October, while Acer still has not yet reached a final decision. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell both recently announced they will increase PC prices in the UK by 9-10%.

Asustek Computer

Wistron to see notebook shipments grow 6-9% on quarter in 3Q16

Newswatch - Jul 20, 15:35

Wistron is expected to see its notebook shipments increase 6-9% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, from 4.6 million units shipped a quarter earlier, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Asus Foundation donates computers to Guatemala schools, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 20, 15:30

Asustek Computer's Asus Foundation has recently donated 64 notebooks and desktops to schools and organizations in Guatemala via Taiwan's local embassy, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Acer, Asustek see small impact from Turkey coup, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 19, 15:57

The recent attempted coup in Turkey is expected to only have a small effect on the operations of Acer and Asustek Computer in the country. However, since the Turkish lira suffered a sharp depreciation because of the coup, both companies are closely monitoring the country's political changes and will...

BYD eyes Huawei 2-in-1 device orders

Jul 19, 15:54

Following its landing of orders for one million Asustek entry-level notebooks, China-based BYD has been trying to land orders from Huawei for its MateBook 2-in-1 devices and is even willing to suffer some losses as first-tier ODMs have been aggressively seeking small-volume orders from vendors to fill...

Xiaomi to announce two new notebooks at the end of July; manufactured by different ODMs

Jul 19, 12:18

China-based Xiaomi is planning to announce two new notebooks on July 27 with the 12.5-inch model manufactured by Inventec and having already entered into mass shipments. The 13-inch model will be handled by Wistron and the device's component supply is currently under evaluation and should begin mass...

Smartphone vendors crossing into notebook market for growth

Jul 18, 15:57

China-based Huawei and Xiaomi have entered the notebook market and Korea-based smartphone brand vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are also releasing products for the market. Sources from the upstream supply chain have commented that these players are becoming strong competitors to existing...

Chaintech directors and Colorful chairman accused for violating securities laws

Stockwatch - Jul 15, 16:15

Taiwan-based motherboard/graphics card maker Chaintech Technology has commented on its board of directors, as well as chairman of its affiliate company Colorful, being charged for violating Taiwan's securities laws, saying that it has not yet received any official notice about the charges, but the...

Acer, Asustek consider raising PC prices in the UK, says report

Newswatch - Jul 15, 16:12

With Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) both having decided to raise their PC prices in the UK by 10% beginning August, Acer and Asustek Computer are also considering following suit and will make decisions within two weeks, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Taiwan market: Acer aims to hike market share for desktops, notebooks

Jul 15, 11:51

While demand for desktops and notebooks in the Taiwan market in 2016 is expected to decrease on year, Acer aims to increase its market share in the second half, according to Samuel Chang, director of Acer Taiwan's marketing division, adding that Acer's current market share for desktops and notebooks...

Clevo sees sales down slightly in June, looks to strong 2H16

Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:56

Clevo has reported revenues of NT$1.26 billion (US$39.37 million) for June, down 22% on month and 1.6% on year. Second-quarter revenues reached NT$4.32 billion, down 9.2% but up 5.8% on year.

ASRock reports increased sales for June

Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:55

ASRock has reported revenues of NT$559.37 million (US$17.48 million) for June, up 9.22% on month and 9.41% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through June totaled NT$3.457 billion, increasing 3.56% from a year earlier.

Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market

Jul 14, 11:52

Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.

Worldwide PC shipments decline 5.2% in 2Q16, says Gartner

Jul 13, 16:09

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.3 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 5.2% decline from the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This was the seventh consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines, but Gartner analysts said the market is showing some signs...

Growth in 2-in-1s not enough to cover decreases in notebook, tablet shipments in 2Q16, say Taiwan makers

Jul 13, 15:06

While global shipments for 2-in-1 devices have been growing steadily in the second quarter of 2016, the growth was far insufficient to cover decreases in notebook and tablet shipments, according to sources from supply chain makers.

Synnex to acquire Minacs for integration with Concentrix

Jul 13, 12:10

US-based Synnex, with Taiwan-based Mitac Holdings and Synnex Technology International being its main shareholders, has announced it will acquire Canada-based outsourcing business solution provider Minacs at US$420 million.

Taiwan market: HTC begins marketing Vive via retail channels

Jul 13, 11:47

HTC has begun marketing its Vive through retail channels in the Taiwan market. The company aims to establish up to 100 experience shops for the VR device by year-end 2016.

Asustek unveils new products for 2H16

Jul 13, 11:39

Asustek Computer has unveiled a number of new products for the second half of 2016, including ZenFone 3 family products, Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1, and ZenPad 3S 10 tablet.

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih presiding the new product event

Acer sees over 40% on-month revenue growth in June

Stockwatch - Jul 12, 19:34

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.77 billion (US$767.9 million) for June 2016, representing a 42.92% increase on month but 6.78% drop on year.

Acer, Asustek see stable operations in Venezuela, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 12, 16:12

Commenting on Elitegroup Computer Systems' (ECS) uncollected payments from the government in Venezuela for its Classmate PCs and Education Tablets, Acer and Asustek both say they have not had similar issues in the country, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

PC shipments beat expectations in 2Q16 as US market returns to growth, says IDC

Jul 12, 16:00

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.4 million units in the second quarter of 2016, an on-year decline of 4.5%, beating the forecast of negative 7.4% by roughly 3%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The US market performed best, reflecting the strength of the US dollar and relative...

Notebook ODMs look to shipment growths in 2H16

Jul 12, 12:00

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their June shipments with Quanta shipping four million notebooks, up 300,000 units from a month ago.

Asustek sees growth in June revenues; conservative about 3Q16

Jul 12, 11:14

Asustek Computer saw its June consolidated revenues grow 33% on month and 2% on year to reach NT$42.39 billion (US$1.32 billion), but its revenues in the second quarter were down 14.64% sequentially and 5% on year to reach only NT$93.94 billion.

ECS to declare US$90 million in bad debt in 2Q16 due to orders from Venezuela

Jul 11, 21:58

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) was awarded a bidding project on classmate PC and education tablets by the government of Venezuela for over two million units at a total amount over US$400 million in the second half of 2014. The company completed shipping all the committed volumes by end of 2015....

Gigabyte June revenues increase

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:13

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.853 billion f(US$150.7 million) or June 2016, representing a 47.36% increase on month and 26.17% increase on year.

Sino-American pushes air purifier and water filter businesses

Jul 11, 16:09

Taiwan-based power supply maker Sino-American Electronics has turned to focus on developing air purifier products, as the PC and notebook market has been weakening, and its latest business development has already achieved some results.

MSI reports increased revenues for June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:06

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.719 billion (US$270.74 million) for June 2016, representing a 22.59% increase on month and 25.59% increase on year.

Asustek new products expected to improve 2H16 operations

Jul 11, 15:36

Asustek Computer had slow performance in the first half as demand for notebooks continues to weaken, and the company has been reducing its existing ZenFone shipments in preparation to launch next-generation models. The company's performance is expected to start picking up with launches of new notebooks,...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches new consumer electronics

Jul 11, 11:52

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi has launched its new consumer electronics in Taiwan including the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Max smartphone, the Mi Air Purifier 2 and the Mi Smart LED Lamp. The company has also introduced its new smartphone user interface MIUI 8.

US enterprise sector to see PC replacement trend in 2H16

Jul 11, 10:59

With the US Department of Defense deciding to upgrade four million units of their equipment to Windows 10 due to better security, sources from PC players expect the move to prompt other US government departments to follow suit, triggering a replacement trend in the enterprise PC sector.

Inventec ships 1.6 million PCs in June

Jul 11, 10:49

Inventec shipped 1.6 million notebooks and desktops in June 2016, increasing 6.7% on month. Shipments stood at 4.3 million units for the second quarter and 8.45 million units for January-June, according to the company.

Motherboard players see 20-30% drop in 2Q16 shipments

Jul 8, 11:05

Motherboard players' shipments suffered worse-than-expected sequential declines in the second quarter of 2016 with many seeing over 20% decreases and some around 30%, according to sources from the motherboard industry. Orders from the retail channel for the third quarter remain weak and the issue is...

Worldwide IT spending forecast to be flat in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 8, 10:21

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to be flat in 2016, totaling US$3.41 trillion, according to Gartner. This is up from last quarter's forecast of negative 0.5% growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations.

Synnex June revenues hit record

Jul 8, 10:19

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.810 billion (US$920 million) for June, its highest monthly level on record with growth of 8.88% on month and of 15.79% on year.

Acer expects no exchange losses in 2Q16 despite dropping EUR and GBP

Jul 7, 13:52

Commenting on a market rumor that PC brand vendors are planning to raise their PC prices in Europe in response to recent fierce depreciation in the euro and British pound, Acer chairman George Huang said that the company currently does not have plans to adjust its product prices and is unlikely to...

George Huang, Acer chairman

ECS June revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:59

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.672 billion (US$82.54 million)for June 2016, representing a 34.65% increase on month and 46.15% drop on year.

Global PC demand in 3Q16 to be short of supply chain expectations

Jul 6, 15:16

Taiwan-based supply chain makers originally expected global PC demand to significantly rebound in the third quarter of 2016, but they will be disappointed as retail channels appear to be conservative about taking shipments due to worries about high inventory levels and large fluctuations in foreign...

Taiwan market: HTC Vive availability starting on July 12

Newswatch - Jul 5, 15:15

Following its entry into the Japan market on July 7, High Tech Computer's (HTC) Vive will become available in Taiwan on July 12, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Sales of HTC Vive headsets reach 100,000 units, says report

Jul 5, 14:24

Sales of the HTC Vive are approaching the 100,000-unit mark, according to a Road to VR report, citing data from Steam Spy. The Vive has been on the market for about three months.

Pegatron pushing new car electronics products for Europe, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 4, 14:57

Pegatron Technology has entered into the car electronics business beginning July 1 with a new management team. Since the European Union (EU) recently set new policies for all new cars to equip an automatic emergency calling system starting 2018, Pegatron has been aggressively developing related products...

Taiwan market: FET launches smart home solution

Jul 1, 15:31

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched a smart home solution featuring an all-in-one terminal equipped with IP camera, temperature and humidity sensors to monitor conditions at home, send alarms, collect relevant information and undertake real-time interactive management via a cloud platform...

Huawei to launch VR device in July

Jul 1, 10:09

Huawei Technologies will launch a head-mounted VR (virtual reality) device in mid-July 2016. In order to encourage content development, Huawei has set up a platform and SDK to tout independent software developers, and the top-100 developers will share 100% of content sales for the first year, according...

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